On Sunday 1 May 2022, the Museum held a ‘Falklands Day’ to mark and remember the events of 1 May 1982 when an RAF Avro Vulcan followed by Sea Harriers from the aircraft carriers Hermes and Invincible, carried out the first attacks on Port Stanley airfield.
Some 300 members of the public attended and the Museum hosted 26 guests including a number of RAF and RN aircrew who took part in air operations during the 74-day war.
Also attending were members of the family of Lt Cdr Gordon Batt DSC who had made the 1 May attack on Port Stanley airfield in the Museum’s Sea Harrier XZ459, to witness a short dedication service of the Sea Harrier to the memory of Lt Cdr Batt who was killed in action later in the war.
For full details of the attendees and more photographs, go to the Falklands Day Event Report.
Photo: David Burleigh